Bayelsa State

Bayelsa State (Glory of all Lands) 

 

Executive Governor

 

Mr. Henry Dickson

 


Deputy Governor

Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah  

 

 

Creation: Formed in 1996 from parts of Rivers State.

Capital: Yenagoa.

Major Cities: Akassa,[Lobia], Amassoma (the home of the Niger Delta University), Twon-Brass, Kaiama, Nembe, Odi, Ogbia, Okpoama Brass, Oporoma, Otuan, Sagbama, Olugbobiri, Peremabiri, swali.

Geographic  Profile: Bayelsa State is in Southern Nigeria in the core Niger Delta region; The State has a riverine and estuarine setting. A lot of her communities are almost (and in some cases) completely surrounded by water, hence making these communities inaccessible by road. The State is home to the Edumanom Forest Reserve.

Economic Profile: Bayelsa State has one of the largest crude oil and natural gas deposits in Nigeria. As a result, petroleum production is extensive in the State. The local populations engage in fishing on a subsistence and commercial level.

Occupation: The major occupations of the people of Bayelsa State are fishing, farming, palm oil milling, lumbering, palm wine tapping, local gin making, trading, carving, and weaving. However, Bayelsa State has one of the largest crude oil and natural gas deposits in Nigeria and as such, petroleum production is extensive in the state, which contributes over 30% of Nigeria’s oil

Ethnic Profile: The four main languages spoken are Izon, Nembe, Epie-Atissa, and Ogbia. Like the rest of Nigeria, English is the official language.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): 8 namely -Brass, Ekeremor, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Southern Ijaw, Yenagoa.

Raw Materials Distribution in Bayelsa State

S/N LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA MINERAL RAW MATERIALS AGRO RAW MATERIALS
1 BRASS Salt, Petroleum, Natural Gas Fishery, Shrimps
2 EKEREMOR Petroleum, Natural Gas Fishery, Oyster, Cassava, Plantain, Cocoyam.
3 KOLOKUMA/OPUKUMA Petroleum, Natural Gas Fishery, Cassava, Plantain, Cocoyam, Timber, Raffia Palm, Cane Wood, Ogbono, yam.
4 NEMBE Petroleum, Natural Gas Timber, Fishery
5 OGBIA Petroleum, Natural Gas Fishery, Timber, Palm Produce, Sugar cane, Rice, Cassava, Plantain, Cocoyam, Raffia Palm, Cane Wood, Yam
6 SAGBAMA Petroleum, Silica Sand Fishery, Timber, Palm Produce, Cassava, Plantain, Cocoyam, Raffia Palm, Irvingia (Ogbono) Cane Wood
7 SOUTHERN IJAW Petroleum, Silica Sand Fishery, Sugar Cane, Timber, Palm Produce, Rice.
8 YENEGOA Petroleum, Silica Sand Fishery, Timber, Palm Produce, Cassava, Plantain, Raffia Palm, Cane Wood, Yam, Maize.


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About Nigeria

Nigeria, commonly known as the giant of Africa with more than 150 million people is the most populous country in Africa. With one of the biggest democracies in the world and a presidential system of government, it has a dual economy, based on its rich natural resources, traditional agriculture and the trade sector.